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South Mountain Battlefield

The South Mountain State Battlefield encompasses Crampton's, Fox's, and Turner's Gaps of South Mountain. Its diverse terrain features rolling farmland of western Maryland and the deep forests of the Appalachian Trail. The first battle of the Maryland Campaign of 1862 was fought in these mountain gaps on September 14, 1862. Begin with a visit to the office and museum at Washington Monument State Park just north of Alternate U. S. Route 40. The Old South Mountain Inn on Route 40, known in 1862 as the Mountain House, served as D. H. Hill’s headquarters during the battle.

South Mountain Battlefield: What's Nearby

Boonsboro, MD
Civil War  |  Historic Site
South Mountain State Battlefield
Middletown, MD
Civil War  |  Museum
Pry House Field Hospital Museum
Keedysville, MD
Civil War  |  Battlefield
Antietam Battlefield
Sharpsburg, MD
Civil War  |  Battlefield
Antietam National Battlefield
Sharpsburg, MD
Civil War  |  Historic Site
Kennedy Farmhouse
Sharpsburg, MD
Civil War  |  Battlefield
Shepherdstown Battlefield
Shepherdstown, WV
Civil War  |  Historic Site
Shepherdstown Historic District
Shepherdstown, WV
Civil War  |  Historic Site
Barbara Fritchie House and Museum
Frederick, MD
Civil War  |  Cemetery
Mount Olivet Cemetery
Frederick, MD
Civil War  |  Museum
National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Frederick, MD

Preservation

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Related Battles

Boonsboro, MD | September 14, 1862
Result: Union Victory
Estimated Casualties
5,010
Union
2,325
Confed.
2,685